Under its new name, the Jerusalem International Book Forum takes place May 12 to 15, 2019 and plans to shift away from its previous exhibition format and towards more events and networking.
A new study finds that Romanian publishers have increased book sales by releasing Romanian translations of foreign books parallel to launches in other key markets.
As Ukraine’s bookselling prospects improve, the loss of the country’s open-air market book stalls may mean more challenges for the book business.
‘Slavery, ecology, missing persons, inner-city violence, young love, prisons, trauma, and race’ all are said to figure into the Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist, as the award starts its second 50 years of competition.
In 2017, the US book publishing industry reported revenues of $26.2 billion, according to the Association of American Publishers report, StatShot
UK publisher Austin Macauley is working from the Sharjah Publishing City to gain better access to the Arabic market. Plans are underway to publish English books in Arabic and vice versa.
The Publishers Association released 2017 statistics on the UK book market, emphasizing strong export sales and the book industry’s economic contribution ahead of Brexit.
The Russian ebook distributor LitRes reports 45-percent growth year-over-year in ebook sales for the first half of this year. And Storytel, which ended its first year in May in the market, cites digital access over vast distances as a driver.
Turning five this year, the children’s imprint Two Lions is starting to acquire and translate non-English work, even as it sells its books into other territories–and it’s experimenting with ‘a faster cadence’ in series development.
In stating its support for two years of discussion, the International Publishers Association at WIPO’s semiannual committee meetings signaled its stance on international copyright exceptions in education.